Deputies search for hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist after crash in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Polk County deputies are searching for a driver who killed a bicyclist during a hit-and-run crash Sunday evening.

READ: Shooter at large after man shot at apartments near Pine Hills, police say

Deputies said the deadly crash happened at around 6:13 p.m. on First Street Northwest, near Stroud Road, in the Kathleen area of Lakeland.

A driver in a work van hit a person on a bicycle and sped away, investigators said.

First responders found the victim, who died from their injuries a short time later.

WATCH: Car catches fire during ‘Holiday at the Beach’ parade in Flagler County

Detectives believe the hit-and-run driver was in an older-model white Ford E350 work van.

Deputies said the van will likely have damage to the right-front passenger side, including a damaged right-front headlight.

READ: Flagler County man sentenced to 20 years for drug overdose death

Anyone with information about this crash or the suspected driver is asked to call 911 or the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.